APEX EVENTS...


04/09: APEX in Action: MEED Center's Cultural Festival
04/22: APEX After 5: Corporate Edition
feb - aug: APEX Dallas College Mentor Program

COMMUNITY EVENTS...

04/02: SuChin Pak's Keynote Address at the AALEC
04/04: Luncheon with Elaine Chao
04/26: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Chinese Brush Painting Workshop


APEX EVENTS...

04/09 APEX in Action: MEED Center's Cultural Festival

Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location: Peak Academy , 4605 Live Oak St , Dallas , TX 75204 (East Dallas)
RSVP: Angela Lang, angela@apexdallas.org

APEX in Action is the new name for our Community Service part of the organization. We are dedicated and driven to volunteer for various community service projects. We're taking action by giving back to the area community.

APEX in Action junkies get ready to lend a hand in the year 2005! We have a cultural festival that needs our help. What better way to help out the community than to spread some art & culture around?

Come celebrate the best of what the Asian, Latin, European and African culture have to offer! On April 9th, volunteers are needed to assist with setup, art projects, face painting, and more from 11:30-2:30pm . Don't forget to RSVP!

The Multi-Ethnic Education and Economic Development (MEED) Center is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization established in 1999. The MEED Center 's goal is to promote economic development in East Dallas and its surrounding area.


APEX EVENTS...
04/22 APEX After 5: Corporate Edition

Date: Friday, April 22nd
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Carsons Live, (Dallas Tollway, exit Frankford) 17727 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287
Contact: Anna, Anna@apexdallas.org

Join us as we combine 4 of the Fortune 500 Companies in a Corporate Edition of APEX After 5. We are proud to host our second corporate mixer with Asian American networking groups from these companies: Accenture, Deloitte, American Airlines and JPMorganChase. Enjoy a free dinner buffet from 6 - 9pm and drink specials of $3 wells/wine/beer. Make sure to arrive early as it's ladies free all night but men are $7 cover after 8pm.

Look for us at a reserved section for APEX.


APEX EVENTS...
feb - aug APEX Dallas College Mentor Program

Date: February - August
Contact: Justin Hung, justin@apexdallas.org

APEX College Mentor Program: Sponsored by Deloitte

Overview

The APEX College Mentor Program is a chance for our organization to give back to the community while also committing to help develop the Asian American leaders of tomorrow. This year, from February to August, APEX Dallas will host the pilot program of the College Mentor Program. 15 mentors will be paired up with 15 students from the Southern Methodist University. Our goal for the first year is to develop a strong foundation of mentors, sponsors, and resources to build upon for the following years.

Mentors will be required to spend at least 4 hours per month communicating with their mentees through email, phone, or face-to-face. Additionally, mentors will be encouraged to bring their mentees to their workplace. A feedback survey will be distributed at the end of the Spring Program to both mentors and mentees to help improve the program.

Our mentors have the following backgrounds:
At least one year of professional work experience.
Comes from one of a diverse range of fields (medicine, law, engineering, marketing, finance, IT, retail, accounting)
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Enthusiasm to pass on knowledge and wisdom about their careers and job industry.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Justin Hung at justin@apexdallas.org or Anthony Luu at anthony@apexdallas.org.

Objectives

To help foster the career development of undergraduate students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by providing a program for which young professionals can mentor students with similar backgrounds and interests in building a professional network, developing a professional skills set, as well as achieving their overall career goals.

APEX Dallas Mentors will achieve its mission by
Providing advice on how to succeed in the corporate world
Passing on experience and knowledge about specific industries
Advising students on job searches and networking tips
Encouraging mentees to follow their career dreams
Building lasting relationships with their mentees

Program Schedule

Saturday, February 19th
Mandatory Mentor Meeting - Review mentor responsibilities and bid for mentees.

Saturday, March 5th
Kick-off Luncheon - The kick-off luncheon will introduce the program to both the mentors and mentees and give them a chance to mingle and interact with one another in a relaxed environment. The event is scheduled for March 5th, 11:30 am at the Blue Mesa Grill on Belt Line.

Monday, August 1st
Feedback forms will be sent to both mentors and mentee to review the program strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

Wednesday, August 30th
Close of the College Mentor Program pilot program.

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COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/02 SuChin Pak's Keynote Address at the AALEC

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 11:45 AM
Location: Hughes Trigg Theater (Ground Floor), 3140 Dyer Street, Dallas , TX 75275
Cost: FREE!
Topic: SuChin Pak's Keynote Address
RSVP: Jimmy Tran at Jimmy.Tran@Bain.com
Sponsors: Asian American Leadership and Educational Conference

You are cordially invited to attend SuChin Pak's keynote address during the Asian American Leadership and Educational Conference (AALEC) at SMU!

SuChin Pak joined MTV News as a correspondent in May of 2001. Over the past year, she has covered the MTV Movie Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, and the MTV Video Music Awards. As a correspondent for MTV Daily News, she has interviewed Mariah Carey, *NSYNC, P. Diddy, George Lucas, Jane's Addiction, Mary J. Blige, Billy Idol, and Fred Durst, just to mention a few. Beyond the world of entertainment, SuChin covered the aftermath of September 11th for MTV News, contributing segments on young people volunteering and Muslim American women.


COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/04 Luncheon with Elaine Chao

Date: Monday, April 4th
Time: Noon (12:00 PM)
Location: The Fairmont , 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: $30 per person. Tables are available for $350. Underwriting opportunities are available at $2500 and $1000.
Topic: Retirement Security
RSVP: To purchase tickets or RSVP, send check to: Pete Havel , U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 222. W. Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 1560, Irving , TX 75039. To RSVP and pay at the door, contact 972-387-1099, ext. 4206
Sponsors: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Checks should be made payable to U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Please RSVP by March 30 th , 2005

Event Flyer: http://www.gdaacc.com/ecrsvp.htm


COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/26 Crow Collection of Asian Art - Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201-2335
Cost: Cost is $5 for Friends of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, $15 for non-members.
Topic: CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WORKSHOP
RSVP: 214-979-6438
Sponsors: Crow Collection of Asian Art

Artist Wendy Koay leads a beginning class on the art of Chinese brush painting. Adult participants will learn how to create traditional images of the 2005 zodiac animal - the rooster. Supplies provided, reservations required. www.crowcollection.org

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